Daily Archives: January 30, 2021

2021-01-30: News Headlines

_____ (2021-01-30). The Trade Union Movement Must Organise Minimum Wage Workers. popularresistance.org The twenty-first century has seen the Trade Union Movement in Trinidad and Tobago consistently under attack, severely criticized and victimized by the ruling economic and political elites. | The thousands of sugar workers were the first group of organised workers this century to suffer mass retrenchment. This, of course, has had the effect of severely weakening a once powerful union. | The Unions in petroleum and petrochemical industries have seen a steady decline in their workforce Thousands of direct and indirect Petrotrin workers have been thrown on the breadline as have hundreds of workers at Arcelor Mittal a…

RT (2021-01-29). 'This issue is not on the agenda': Kremlin rejects suggestions that Ukraine's breakaway Donbass should be integrated into Russia. rt.com Russia has no plans to absorb the Donbass region of Ukraine and the Kremlin is solely focused on protecting the Russian-speaking population of that area, according to comments on Friday from spokesman Dmitry Peskov. | Peskov's remarks came after RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan spoke at the 'Russian Donbass' conference in Donetsk on Thursday, at which she appealed to the authorities to place the territory under Moscow's control. | "Russia takes a very responsible position in the effort to assist Ukraine in resolving its internal crisis," Peskov said. "This issue is not on the agenda, either directly or in…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-01-29). How Washington Rules the World. counterpunch.org So far, Biden's foreign policy does not differ seismically from Trump's. Indeed Biden's first move — recognizing the unelected pretender to the Venezuelan presidency, Juan Guaido — was as lousy as anything Trump did. It raises the specter of CIA coups, assassinations, regime changes and Washington-orchestrated color revolutions, which Biden's two dreadful foreign policy appointees,

Helen Walsh Diverse Disability Media (2021-01-29). Disability Community and Allies #HighRiskCA COVID-19. indybay.org Disability Community and Allies | Decisions are being made about us without us! Tell our state leaders that WE CAN'T WAIT! We are a vunerable population and we have been left out of consideration to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-29). Whose Health Is It Anyway? Reframing how we think about our health. imperial.ac.uk For more than 70 years the UK population has relied on the NHS to patch us up and cure our ills, but is our view of healthcare holding us back?>

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Citizen mistrust, govt caution stop COVID-19 vaccine in Japan. laprensalatina.com By Antonio Hermosín Gandul Tokyo, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Japan's distrust and the government's caution have so far stopped COVID-19 vaccinations in the country, which will try to immunize its population against the clock before the Tokyo Olympics. The Japanese Executive intensified efforts to prepare the inoculation of its 125.6 million inhabitants this week from the …

_____ (2021-01-29). Venezuela: United States Goal Is To Support A 'Transition'. popularresistance.org "The goal of the United States is to support a democratic, peaceful transition in Venezuela through free and fair elections," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday, January 26, reading from notes she carried with her. | The spokeswoman for the new US administration answered a question from a journalist by adding "the President has always been very clear that the approach towards Venezuela is to address the humanitarian situation, give support to the Venezuelan people, and revitalize multilateral diplomacy." During her comments, she said that measures will continue to be taken to prosecute those al…

Online News Editor (2021-01-29). Remote learning's deficiencies leave Venezuelan students adrift. laprensalatina.com By Barbara Agelvis Caracas, Jan 29 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan grade-school and university students have not attended in-person classes for nearly a year due to the government's coronavirus restrictions, relying instead on online instruction that is hampered by technical problems and a lack of resources and training. The poor quality of telecommunications, badly underpaid teachers who lack …

news.un (2021-01-29). Guterres welcomes US decision to restore funding to UNFPA. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General, on Thursday, welcomed the United States administration's announcement to restore funding to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), calling it a "powerful message" for women and girls globally.

teleSUR (2021-01-29). President Biden To Reassess US Policies Towards Cuba. telesurenglish.net White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Thursday announced that President Joe Biden will analyze whether or not measures against Cuba taken during President Donald Trump's administration (2017-2021) should be eliminated. | RELATED: | "Our Cuba policy is governed by two principles. First, support for democracy and human rights – that will be at the core of our efforts. Second is Americans, especially Cuban Americans, are…

Stephanie Odenwald (2021-01-29). What could change with Biden and Harris? indybay.org The next few years will be all about democracy in the U.S., about the social cohesion of a diverse population, about stopping environmental destruction, and about a successful structural change of the economy that goes hand in hand with the creation of sufficient, well-paid jobs and humane working conditions. The opponents of democracy are waiting in the wings.

Cuba Solidarity Campaign (2021-01-29). Trump's Final Act of Sabotage Against the Cuban People. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles including the E-Book can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | On 11 January, just a few days before …

WSWS (2021-01-29). In Hamburg, five homeless people die in the first week of 2021. wsws.org The homeless, the poorest section of the population, are also seriously affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Staff (2021-01-28). Share the Technology: Experts Say We Must End Big Pharma Monopoly on COVID Vaccine Supply & Price. democracynow.org As rich countries race to roll out their vaccination programs, leaders in the Global South and global health advocates are increasingly decrying vaccine hoarding that has pushed poorer countries to the back of the line during the pandemic. Some rich countries have secured enough COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate their populations several times over, while poorer countries struggle to secure enough doses, almost certainly prolonging the pandemic by months or even years. Public health policy expert Dr. Mohga Kamal-Yanni says an obvious way to address the issue is to share technology so more companies in more countries…

Staff (2021-01-28). Experts Say We Must End Big Pharma Monopoly on COVID Vaccine Supply and Price. truthout.org As rich countries race to roll out their vaccination programs, leaders in the Global South and global health advocates are increasingly decrying vaccine hoarding that has pushed poorer countries to the back of the line during the pandemic. Some rich countries have secured enough COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate their populations several times over, while poorer countries struggle to secure enough doses, almost certainly prolonging the pandemic by months or even years. Public health policy expert…

RT (2021-01-28). Russia's population decline accelerated in 2020, losing 500,000 residents amid Covid deaths, falling birth rate & less immigration. rt.com Russia has recorded its largest annual population decline in 15 years. According to Rosstat, the official government statistics service, the number of people permanently living in the country dropped by 510,000 in just 12 months. | The national population now totals 146.24 million, a steep drop from 146.75 million at the start of 2020. The last time the country saw such a significant decline was in 2005, when the number of people decreased by 564,500. | Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Moscow was already concerned about the country's falling number of inhabitants. Russia's population peaked at the start of 2018 a…

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Immigration Helps Maintain Population Levels in Spain. telesurenglish.net Spain's National Institute of Statistics (INE) on Thursday published a study showing that immigration helped this European country offset the increase in mortality and the decrease in birth rates since the beginning of the pandemic. | RELATED: | In the first half of 2020, this European country registered more deaths (261,616) than births (167,559). This meant a decrease of 80,230 persons of Spanish nationality. | However, t…

Tony Pecinovsky (2021-01-28). Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations. peoplesworld.org The 20th century saw a wave of anti-colonial, anti-imperialist, national liberation movements transform the world, often with the aid of Soviet, Eastern European, and Cuban Communists. Just as often, these revolts against the old world — the racist, sexist world of subjugation and oppression of entire peoples — were violently suppressed. In the first two …

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Cuba: Vaccine Candidate Abdala Moves to Phase 2 Clinical Trials. telesurenglish.net The anti-covid vaccine candidate CIGB 66, known as Abdala, advances to phase II of clinical trials, starting next February 1 at the Saturnino Lora provincial hospital in Santiago de Cuba, the hospital's director told a local news agency on Thursday. | Rafael Suarez, director of the Santiago hospital (900 km southeast of Havana), where phase I of the clinical trials took place, said in an interview with the Cuban News Agency that the new stage of the study would have approximately 800 volunteers, coming from labor and student centers of the main municipality, to guarantee better control and permanence in the re…

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Mexico To Host Phase 3 of German COVID-19 Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Wednesday announced the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines produced by the German company CureVac to conduct phase three of clinical trials with 8,000 volunteers. | RELATED: | CureVac's clinical trials will observe 36,500 volunteers worldwide, including patients from Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Peru. | Highlighting that the Mexican overnmen…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-01-28). The Biden Administration: Hardening of US Stance on Venezuela. dissidentvoice.org Joe Biden has been sworn in as the President of USA. For Venezuela, nothing has changed. The same belligerence, the same sanctions, and the same imperialism — the American empire continues to be cruelly hostile to the UN-recognized government of Nicolas Maduro. Inviting an Anti-Chavista Criminal Auguries of an ever-intensifying imperialist attack against Venezuela have …

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Woman Arrested in Colombia Reveals 'Gideon Operation' Details. telesurenglish.net Yacsy Alvarez, a woman captured in Colombia over the Gideon Operation, revealed the complicity of President Ivan Duque's administration in the failed coup attempt against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | From La Picaleña prison in the Tolima Department, she assured that Colombian intelligence knew all the details of the paramilitary maritime incursion that took place in La Guaira state, Venezuela, on May 3, 2…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-01-28). Venezuela: Oil Corporations Lobby Biden Administration for Sanctions Reversal. venezuelanalysis.com A removal of the ban on swap deals could boost Venezuela's oil production and ease fuel shortages.

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Dominican Republic and Germany Stop Supporting Juan Guaido. telesurenglish.net Germany's and Dominican Republic's Foreign Affairs Ministries on Wednesday informed that their countries stopped recognizing opposition politician Juan Guaido as Venezuela's "Interim President." | RELATED: | German Foreign Affairs Ministry's spokesman Christofer Burger assured that the decision was recommended by the European Union (EU) Council of State (CoS). | "The political situation in Venezuela has evolved for…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2021-01-28). Derry city councillors call for Cuban medical intervention to fight Covid. thecanary.co On 28 January, independent councillor

Online News Editor (2021-01-28). Jaguar cubs rescued in Nicaragua after being offered for sale online. laprensalatina.com Managua, Jan 27 (efe-epa).- Two jaguar cubs were rescued from a house in the North Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua after being offered for illegal sale on social media when their mother was killed by residents, the Nicaragua Zoo reported on Wednesday. The male and female jaguars, just three-and-a-half months old, were underweight when they were …

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Cuban Diplomatic Commission on Official Visit To Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas arrived in Venezuela on Thursday for an official visit to strengthen the bilateral relations between both countries. | RELATED: | The Vice Minister for Latin America of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations, Rander Peña, received the Cuban delegation at the Simón Bolívar International Airport. | AHORA// Recibimos a delegación de alto nive…

yenisafak (2021-01-28). Coronavirus kills 647 health workers in Indonesia. yenisafak.com Adib Khumaidi, a team leader at the Indonesian Medical Association, said in a press release that the number comprises 289 doctors, 221 nurses, 84 midwives, 27 dentists, 15 medical laboratory personnel, and 11 pharmacists.Khumaidi claimed the country's fatality rate for medical personnel is the highest in Asia, and among the top three in the world based on comparison of test statistics and population."From December 2020 to January 2021 we recorded 53 deaths," he said, attributing the high number of fatalities to increased people's activity and mobility recently.The official said the current coronavirus situation i…

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Puerto Rico: Parliament Debates Repeal of the Electoral Code. telesurenglish.net Puerto Rico's Parliament Thursday is set to debate possible amendments or the repeal of the controversial Electoral Code approved in June last year. | RELATED: | The debates will be held in the Commission for the Study and Evaluation of Puerto Rican Constitutional Law, which approved its procedures on Tuesday. | Opposed by all parties with the exception of the ruling New Progressive Party (NPP), the 2020 code established…

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Gender Activists Protest Against Rape of a Teenager in Argentina. telesurenglish.net Over 300 women mobilized in Buenos Aires (Argentina) to demand the arrest of Humberto Garzon, who is accused of raping an 18-year-old Venezuelan girl. | RELATED: | Chanting "Garzon rapist, to jail aggressor", the demonstrators gathered peacefully in the Balvanera neighborhood to show solidarity with the victim identified as L.A.R. | The girl responded to a job offer at the "Garzon Uniformes" store specialized in clothing fo…